I am county coordinator for Wise Co Virginia and in my death certificates for 1912-1918 I came across the following death certificate:
Paul Raddatz born 5/23/1889 born Wisconsin.
Died- 5/15/1917 in Wise Co, Virginia
Cause- "hemorrhage-throat cut jugular vein left side with safety razor probably suicide, lived 20 minutes"
Occupation is listed as "comedian"
Father - William Raddatz born Germany
Mother-Bertha Riesing born Germany
Informant- Alfred Raddatz Milwaukee Wis.
If any one is researching these families let me know and I'll email you a copy of the death certificate.